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So sad news this morning that 3 people were hit by a car close to City Hospital on Dudley Road, and at least 2 of them have now died. It’s not totally clear yet whether this was directly tied to the riots, however it appears to be a clear hit and run incident and reports are that a man and a vehicle have been taken in by the police.
I have just watched a youth on TV state that he didn’t think that the riots were a good idea, but how else would he and others around him be listened to? What sort of country is this that someone feels the need to act in this way just to be heard. Aren’t we a democracy after all?
However, it also appears some people had an agenda and it sounds like there were organisers moving the groups on to force sweeping anarchy that kept the Police one step behind much of the time. As one Twitter feed stated yesterday, “Youth of middle east rise up for freedom. Youth of England riot for a 42inch Plasma”.
Protest was not the main aim of these events. The death of a man in London at the hands of the police should not elicit people across the country to raid electrical and sports clothing shops, burning out people’s homes, risking further lives. Especially when that man killed was carrying a loaded Heckler & Koch MP5